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Providence's Shonn Roberts named wrestler of the week after 5-0 outing

Posted at 4:59 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 18:59:40-05

University of Providence senior Shonn Roberts was named the Cascade Collegiate Conference Red Lion men’s wrestler of the week, the league announced Monday.

Roberts, a Columbia Falls product, is ranked third in the NAIA at 149 pounds. He compiled a 5-0 record at the National Duals in Louisville, Kentucky, in helping the Argos to a seventh-place team finish.

On the weekend, Roberts defeated Southeastern's Jalen Soto in an 11-2 major decision, Grand View's Tanner Abbas in a 9-3 decision, Indiana Tech's Conner Gimson in a 9-0 major, Lindsey Wilson's Austin Ramsey in a 6-0 decision and Southeastern's Andreaus Bond in a 9-0 major.

"Shonn has been a leader this entire season," Providence coach Steve Komac said in a media release. "We're very fortunate that he's a veteran of our program. For this year's coaching staff, he's been a huge blessing. He's a workforce and leader every single day in practice. He just competes. Sometimes people put high expectations on top level athletes. We try not to put high expectations on him, but he wants that for himself. His success (at the National Duals) was no surprise."

The Argos have another big weekend coming up. They're set to compete in the Missouri Valley Invitational in Marshall, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday.